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Today's News

  • Pete Rose was born too early

      In Connecticut, possession of illegal drugs is a one-year jail term for first offense violators. Most states will lock you up for possession of a single marijuana joint. A gram of cocaine can result in a seven-year prison sentence in New Hampshire. You can get 30 days in jail just for selling a cigarette to a minor.

  • Walking to support the school

     Rain cancelled the “FUN”d Run, a Mountain Elementary School PTA fundraiser, last week but this morning the students hit the ground running at Sullivan Field. Here, third- and fourth- graders make laps around the track. Principal Gerry Washburn got into the spirit by wearing  pink camouflage fleece pajamas. During the fundraiser students wrote letters to family and friends asking for sponsorships to walk around the track. It was a successful campaign, more than $25,000 was raised.

  • Unexploded ordnance rendered safe

    The Los Alamos County Bomb Team rendered safe a military ordnance discovered yesterday morning at Royal Crest in an empty mobile home on East Jemez Road.

    Bomb expert Sgt. Fred Rascon described the situation during an interview Wednesday afternoon.

  • TODAY'S NEWS: Bringing solar thermal out of the shadows

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  • Coming out of the shadows

    Two more allotments of what is mainly stimulus funding have been made available to Los Alamos National Laboratory in recent days.

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to  $87 million with $50 million of that from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would be available nationally. He made the announcement last week on opening day of the  annual Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the Department of Energy on the National Mall.

  • The Next Level: LAHS grads earn recent weekly honors at college; Fort Lewis stays hot

    Parker picks up Player of the Week honors

    Pete Parker, a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School, was recently named the Lone Star Conference South Division Player of the Week.

    Parker, a senior at Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas), was named the top defensive player in the conference’s southern division for his performance in the Sept. 26 game against Midwestern State.

  • Volleyball: LA sweeps Capital on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished off the first half of its District 2AAAA season with a spotless record by knocking off Capital Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers earned their fourth consecutive district sweep Wednesday at Capital, downing the Jaguars 3-0. That victory put the Hilltoppers at 4-0 on the district season (13-3 overall).

    Los Alamos has won all four of its 2AAAA matches this season by way of sweep. It has lost just six games on its current nine-match winning streak and has lost just one game since Sept. 24.

  • Attorney shares final thoughts

    Attorney John Day presented closing arguments Friday evening in the State v. Granich trial, which began Oct. 5 in First District Court in Santa Fe.

    Day and attorney Mark Donatelli represented Penny Granich, 35, charged with vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in the Dec. 4, 2005 death of her husband  Thomas Edward Granich, 32.

    The state sought to prove she was the driver of the couple’s 2004 Dodge truck, which landed in the bottom of the canyon near Overlook Park in White Rock.

  • Venture capital cycle begins

    Ventures Equity Capital Symposium is currently accepting business plans and executive summaries from technology companies that are interested in presenting at the 2010 Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium. For the past 16 years the symposium has served as a vehicle to connect growing and expanding technology companies with venture capital and other equity investors.

    In 2009, two companies with a Los Alamos connection gave presentations to an audience of state and national investors.

    The 2010 symposium will be held May 19 and 20th in Albuquerque. In January, TVC

  • Tax deduction deal for new vehicles bought this year

    The “Cash for Clunkers” program for new cars may have ended, but the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers that many people might overlook another special break available. If you buy a new vehicle this year, there’s a special federal tax deduction available that can help you save money — in some cases, hundreds of dollars. This tax break will allow people who buy a new vehicle in 2009 to deduct the sales and excise taxes they pay when they file their tax return next year.